5 Mistakes the Oakland Raiders Can’t Afford to Make This Offseason

The NFL is a copycat league. The Oakland Raiders must learn from their past miscues and the blunders of other franchises to avoid a disastrous 2015 season.

The offseason isn’t officially underway yet but early planning and a bit of research will help bring the Raiders out of the AFC West cellar and into the playoff picture, eventually.

There were some poignant lessons to be learned from the 2014 season. The Raiders' front office should also take note of their past history that has descended the team to futility.

Despite finishing with a 3-13 record, Reggie McKenzie and newly-hired head coach Jack Del Rio have a team trending upward.

Based on Oakland’s recent history, and the track record of the successful teams in the league, here are several mistakes the franchise cannot afford to make heading into the offseason.

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